December 05, 2011

Monday's Daily Brief

Monday, December 5, 2011
Mitt Romney Gets Scared Of Another Reporter
Deb Roy: The Birth Of A Word
What's Behind Newt's Religious Revival?
Fox News: The Muppets Are Communist, Captain Planet Evil
Occupy DC Arrests At McPherson Square (PHOTOS)
Lynn Forester de Rothschild: 2012: The Year of the Independent?
In an environment of unprecedented political gridlock in Washington and broad-based dissatisfaction with the leading candidates of both parties, 2012 may finally be the year when an independent candidate becomes president of the United States.
Lee Woodruff: Horsing Around in the Shower
Abuse of power is an age-old story. But those who wield their authority over a child for sexual pleasure are in a whole other category entirely. How do you effectively teach a young child to respect their elders, yet be continually alert for transgressions?
Edward Zwick: The Sad Truth About the Fight Against Blood Diamonds
The Kimberley Process's refusal to address the clear links between diamonds, violence and tyranny has rendered it hopelessly ineffectual. In effect, it has become an accomplice to diamond laundering.
Leo W. Gerard: Hey, GOP: Give the 99 Percent Some Lovin'
To serve the 1 percent, Republicans discarded all of their supposedly sacrosanct philosophy about taxes during last week's struggle over extending the temporary payroll tax cut.
Therese Borchard: 8 Ways to Keep Your Sanity During the Holidays
Yes, the holidays do bring a magic and excitement to the month of December, but the stress, loneliness and blues pre-packaged with the festivities can be enough to drag one-fourth of us across the tenuous line from sanity to insanity.